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Garry Brooke - Tottenham Hotspur - Biography of his football career at Spurs.

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Date: 28 March 1981

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      Thursday, 24 November 1960
      London, England.
  • Tottenham Hotspur
    • Club Career Dates
    • League Debut
      Saturday, 29th November 1980 in a 3-2 defeat at home to West Bromwich Albion (Aged: 20)
    • Club Career
      49 League apps (+24 as sub), 15 goals
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Garry BROOKE - Tottenham Hotspur - Biography of his football career at Spurs.

Gary Brooke signed professional forms for Spurs in October 1978. The Bethnal Green born
 midfielder made his league debut in November 1980, just five days after his twentieth birthday,
 when he came on as substitute in Tottenham's 3-2 defeat at West Bromwich Albion. In his
 first full game for Spurs, on Boxing Day 1980, Brooke hit two goals in a 4-4 home draw with
 Southampton. The 5ft 6in midfielder made 18 league appearances in that debut season,
 10 as substitute, with his other league goal helping Spurs to a 2-2 draw at home to Stoke in March.

The young midfielder also appeared in seven of Spurs FA Cup games, scoring the second goal
 in a 2-0 home victory over Hull in round four. Having appeared as a substitute in a 1-1 draw
 with Manchester City in the final, Brooke picked up his first medal when he watched from the
 sidelines as Spurs secured the trophy with a 3-2 replay win. With the likes of Osvaldo Ardiles,
 Ricky Villa, Glenn Hoddle, Graham Roberts and Tony Galvin vying for midfield places, Garry
 found himself often on the bench during the 1981-82 campaign.

 Including substitute appearances, Brooke was used 18 times throughout the season. Proving
 his eye for goal, Garry hit four goals in three games during the month of May. Brooke's only
 two FA Cup appearances came in the final with QPR, coming on in a 1-1 draw and a 1-0 replay
 win to earn a second consecutive winners medal. The following season Garry enjoyed his most
 productive spell in the side, playing in 23 league games and scoring 7 times before misfortune

He was involved in a serious car crash in February 1983 and although he thankfully recovered
Brooke was never able to re-establish himself in the first team. He made a handful of appearances
over the next two seasons before a £50,000 move to Norwich City in May 1985. (Tony Smith)



Years          Team       Games   Goals.

1978–1985    Tottenham Hotspur    73    (15)
1979–1980    GAIS (loan)    23    (8)
1985–1987    Norwich City    14    (2)
1987–1988    Groningen    38    (9)
1988–1990    Wimbledon    12    (0)
1990              Stoke City (loan)    8    (0)
1990              Brentford    11    (1)
1990–1991    Baldock Town        
1991              Colchester United        
1991              Reading    4    (0)
1991              Wivenhoe Town        
1991–1993    St Albans City     

Total        183 games     (38 goals)